May 2, 2012
What Does it Mean When a Lease Requires the Tenant to Perform "Routine Maintenance?"
The Real Estate editors at the Chicago Tribune run the numbers:
[M]ost states do not allow landlords to contract away their duty to maintain a fit and habitable rental. Of those that do, the statutes limit the practice to single-family homes, and typically require that the duties be spelled out in writing and that the arrangement be a fair bargain (in other words, the tenant must be paid for the labor or get a good deal on rent).
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